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UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7PM

Postby rockycola on Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:48 pm

It'll be about 60 degrees at the 7PM tipoff at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe.

While the visiting Washington Huskies (19-4, 10-0 Pac-12) are busy eclipsing the Sun devils (15-7, 6-4 Pac-12) who were tormented and Couged by WSU thursday, 91-70, a horrifically embarrassing loss, there will be a booth somewhere in the arena.

Wells Fargo will be attempting to lure customers to switch their banking to WF so it can add or change information like dates of birth and social security numbers on client documents it submits to regulators, secretly sign them up for unauthorized auto insurance and try to breach the arena scoreboard to take points away from UW and transfer those points over to the Arizona State team. Of course this will be done by low-level employees of Wells Fargo Bank hoping for a little bonus in their paychecks.........................

The Dawgs will prevail with a strong 16 point victory. Sam Timmins will dunk a bunch and grab offensive rebounds, Nowell will bang for 20+, Crisp will tickle the twine with four or five 3-pointers, Thybulle will be under suspicion with six clean thefts.

All Sun Devils will learn to fear Carter as Nahziah will be a pariah amongst them.
“In all the darkest pages in the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of a vampire - a pariah even among demons”

― Montague Summers


Starter 6'9" sophmore Hameir Wright may have a few explosive plays of confidence and scoring to give a glimpse of his promise and potential over the rest of this season and his next two with U-Dub. I want to see more and Coach Hopkins has stuck with him in the starting line-up all season. I just want more visually demonstrative actions and yes, stats, to justify his position.

The young Sun Devils are led by:

*Quebecian, a Canadian, Luguentz Dort, 6'4" guard, 16.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg, freshman
*Chatsworth, CA. 6'0" guard Remy Martin, 13.1, 3.1, 5.1, sophomore
*Hometown Phoenix hero, 6'8", 220 lb., senior forward Zylan Cheatham, 11.6, 11.1, 3.5, a true rebounding devil.
*A junior from Detroit, Mi., 6'4" guard Rob Edwards, 10.3, 2.9, 1.2
*Kimani Lawrence, 6'7" sophomore forward from Providence, R.I., 10.2, 4.0, 1.4 - (who comes off the bench)
*From Suwanee, GA., 6'8", 235# forward and nasty bruiser, sophomore Romello White, 8.9, 5.6, 0.4

ASU will be looking to save face after the Coug beatdown. The environment will be very hostile.
The older, more experienced and veteran Washington Huskies will give them their second beatdown in a row.

GO HUSKIES!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby rockycola on Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:32 pm

From Arizona sources:

Saturday's game

Washington at Arizona State

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Wells Fargo Arena.

TV/Radio: ESPN Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

Outlook: The Sun Devils (15-7, 6-4) find themselves having to regroup after an embarrassing 91-70 loss to a Washington State team that had come in 11th in the Pac 12 and without a road win this entire season. The problems were many — poor shooting (23-68 from the field, 5-33 from 3-point range), ball handling (17 turnovers) and defensive lapses among them. The loss was a serious blow to ASU's postseason hopes and puts more pressure on the Sun Devils to bounce back against the conference-leading Huskies (19-4, 10-0). The best performance came from freshman G Luguentz Dort who had 22 points, his best showing in two months. He was a respectable 6-12 from the field and 8-12 from the line. Remy Martin and Rob Edwards were a combined 5-28 from the field although Martin had eight assists. Zylan Cheatham had another 16 rebounds and now has 72 in the last four games .... Washington comes in after a 67-60 win at Arizona on Thursday but the Huskies didn't necessarily play well either. They had 20 turnovers and shot just 10 for 19 from the line. Although 51 percent (25-59) from the field helped. Senior G David Crisp led the point parade with 17. Second-leading scorer and top rebounder Noah Dickerson was able to play despite coming out of Saturday's game with an ankle injury. He was considered questionable but came off the bench and played 26 minutes, contributing 10 points.


https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/college/asu/2019/02/08/arizona-state-washington-mens-basketball/2802175002/
 
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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby rockycola on Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:40 pm

Sun Devil's Coach Bobby Hurley speaks to the Arizona press after the loss to the Cougs. He chastised the student body and fans for their non-support and placed some blame for the loss on them :shock: :roll:

ASU men's basketball team seeks quality win against first place Washington
Michelle Gardner, Arizona Republic Published 5:23 p.m. MT Feb. 8, 2019

Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley knew watching film of his team's 91-70 loss to Washington State was going to be painful.

But it was worse than even he thought.

He addressed the team's issues quickly. The next opponent, Washington, has a four-game lead over a handful of teams, all tied for second with four losses.

The Sun Devils (15-7, 6-4) were out of sync from the start against Washington State and were manhandled by the team that came in 11th out of 12 teams and had yet to win a game on the road or on a neutral court.

"The truth is we have a lot of things to fix and a short time to do it," Hurley said, during an impromptu gathering of handful of reporters Friday afternoon.

Asked if he got much sleep, Hurley replied:

"A little. The worse part was waking up because then you have to deal with the reality."

The loss was a significant blow to ASU's postseason tournament hopes. Most thought Hurley's team would be in as long as it beat the teams it was supposed to beat and took care of the home court. Now it's a crap-shoot the remaining games looming even larger.

Losing home games to Princeton, Utah and Washington State are serious flaws on a playoff resume.

After Saturday's game against the Huskies (19-4, 10-0), the Sun Devils wrap up the regular season with five of seven games on the road where they are just 3-3 overall and 5-4 including neutral court games.

So the suddenly-reeling Sun Devils now have the chore of beating a team that has won 12 straight games, leads the conference and plays a solid 2-3 zone defense.

The best way to deal with a foe that plays a zone defense is to hit shots from the perimeter and the Sun Devils haven't proven they can do that on a consistent basis. They are shooting just 33 percent from long distance. Complicating matters is that one of the team's two best shooters, Taeshon Cherry (concussion), will not play.

Washington just missed cracking the top 25 this week, finishing as the top team in the receiving votes category. Hurley thinks the Huskies should be ranked but are being penalized for the conference's lackluster showing, before league play started.

“I think it's the whole narrative that the league isn't any good,” he said. “Everyone's been saying. It just spreads like wildfire to everywhere and then everyone gets thrown into the same pool. (It's) not fair. I mean, their losses have been very close.”

Hurley took the blame for not getting his team to play with a better sense of urgency, no matter who the opponent and said he should have been harder on his team even when it was playing well to maintain that "edge."

He has praised the home crowd on previous occasions but was also disappointed at the lack of support he saw Thursday night, especially given that his squad had won four of its previous five and was coming off the win over rival Arizona.

The Sun Devils drew 4,010 students to the Arizona game but just 974 Thursday night on the same night of the week.

"I thought it was a dreadful environment and our players played exactly the way the crowd performed," he said. "We have a lot of students and it was packed for the Arizona game on a Thursday night. There are so many students here there have to be enough to get more than 700. Very low response to a team that is having a winning season, a successful season, a team that is position to go to the post-season. It's important to have a good crowd and have a crowd that is behind you when you're doing well."

Hurley added that sophomore forward Romello White is "day to day" after leaving Thursday's game with a knee injury. An MRI was negative and he was a "limited" participant in Fridays practice. White (8.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg) is one of two Sun Devils who have started every game. The other is senior forward Zylan Cheatham (11.6 ppg, 11.1 rpg).
 
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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:08 pm

What gives ? Why does this team just continue to turn the ball over ? I don't get it . I thought that was Romar thing but i guess not.
 
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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby D-Trains on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:19 pm

I wouldn't be shocked with a loss tonight.

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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:22 pm

D-Trains wrote:I wouldn't be shocked with a loss tonight.

dt


why is that ?
 
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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby D-Trains on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:24 pm

Because ASU is pretty good and were embarrassed by the Cougs. We are still dealing with flu like symptons. I just can't see us going 18-0 so this seems like the one we could drop.

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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:26 pm

D-Trains wrote:Because ASU is pretty good and were embarrassed by the Cougs. We are still dealing with flu like symptons. I just can't see us going 18-0 so this seems like the one we could drop.

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i don't think the flu has anything to do with why they are struggling so far
 
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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:32 pm

just been awful offensively
 
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Re: UW HellDawgs Eclipse SunDevils game thread-Sat, Feb 9-7P

Postby Livesmatterinthiscountry on Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:51 pm

pretty simple second half game plan, actually score some points
 
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